WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
We're getting to know Adrian and Solara a bit more this week, so we start with a request from Adrian. With hostilities spreading to the Cassiar sector, he wants to check in on Tabor who has a safe house on a planet there. Two reluctantly agrees to let him make the call.
Meanwhile, Solara is picking up where Four/Ryo left off, training Five in combat. She tells Five how she learned to fight at the monastery where she grew up; a monastery that was attacked, and where all the monks were killed. So she killed the bandits that did it.
Adrian makes his call and finds Tabor's girlfriend, Ambrosia, being held captive by a big guy named Goren. Goren gives the usual bad guy spiel. Ambrosia will be fine if Adrian "cooperates." He wants a fine Tabor stole.
Two figures out that Adrian is in love with Ambrosia and of course Three points out that this is the perfect opportunity to play White Knight. Adrian can't do much on his own though, so he asks for the Raza's help.
Two realizes that the data file likely has to do with a whole new fleet of ships Ferrous Corp is building for the war and makes a deal. They'll rescue Adrian's friend, he gives them the data file. Of course, Adrian doesn't actually have the file. That's on Regulus 12.
Back on the Raza, the crew arrives at Regulus 12 to find it destroyed. Of course, Adrian knows where Tabor keeps backup files. You know, in a vault deep in Ferrous controlled territory. This is gonna be one of THOSE kinds of wild goose chases.
Five has gone with Adrian to the station (someone needs to pick the lock) and they are immediately arrested because Tabor is the gift that keeps on giving. The guard offers to forgive the debt for info on the Raza.
Android goes the peaceful route this time, offering the security Android an emotional upgrade in exchange for her friends. Before he has time to answer, though, Three shoots him and they're home free. And they have the file!
They have the file, but they can't read the file. It's got military grade encryption rendering it basically useless unless they can crack it. Five and Android keep working on it while everyone else gets ready to save Ambrosia.
But first it's time for some DRAMA on Zairon. Ryo is congratulating his latest military academy grads when one of them tries to assassinate him. Misaki saves him and Teku uses the incident to convince Ryo, once again, he needs to "win the people."
Back on Cassiar 4, Adrian shows up to make the trade for Ambrosia's life. He's calling her Amber now, which is a much better name. Anyway, Amber is not so much a damsel in distress as the actual bad guy. She shoots Goren, steals the file, threatens Adrian.
Two, Three and Solara show up to rescue Adrian. They capture Amber who tries to play him again. Adrian offers to let her go if she hands over the encryption program. Granted, they don't really give her a choice.
Back in Ferrous controlled territory, though, it seems like the lovely Commander Neiman has other plans for Six. He's recording instructions and says that, due to current circumstances they need to deploy Agent Zero. And he's looking ominously at a picture of Six, so whatever it is, we're probably not going to like it.